Covered cup


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.1073a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. [One of] Five covered cups. Bulbous sides, small base-band; reeded twisted strap double handles, leaves at body, decorated in blue & gold. Nankeen borders with gilding. Coat-of-arms: sable three mullets arg quarterly 1 & 3 with crowned portcullis or in center. Crest a martlet rising. Set with 51.1057-77.

Provenance

Helena Woolworth McCann (b. 1878 - d. 1938), Syosset, NY; by descent to her children, Constance (Mrs. Joseph V.) McMullan, Helena (Mrs. Winston F. C.) Guest, and Frasier McCann; 1941, lent to the MFA by the children of Mrs. McCann, through the Winfield Foundation, New York; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation